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UltraShredder v4.9

Checker on 22 Dec 2013
  • 271KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Kenny

UltraShredder deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters, making them very difficult to recover. Uniquely, the program can overwrite a customizable number of times from a minimum of 2 up to 20.

Supports drag-and-drop.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ultrashredder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new?
  • Fixed stay on top bug.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-14 10:28

UltraShredder remains an interesting wiping option for sheer simplicity and ease of use.

Of the two alternatives mentioned here, WipeFile doesn't support Unicode as well and has additional dependencies, and non-DotNET Eraser leaves traces in the system and is no longer being developed -- I guess the current best fast option in this category might be SofwareOK's Blank and Secure...

Blank and Secure: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1691

Eraser: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=267
WipeFile: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1167

webfork on 2013-11-22 23:06

Nice, but doesn't wipe folders. Also Softpedia had a more reliable download: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/UltraShredder-Download-36226.html

I am Baas on 2013-11-23 02:15

"Nice, but doesn't wipe folders. Also Softpedia had a more reliable download: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/UltraShredder-Download-36226.html"

Que?

What's wrong with the current DL link?

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DPWipe v1.1

Checker on 23 Aug 2014
  • 387KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

DPWipe is a tiny drag-and-drop secure wipe program for files and folders. It supports normal delete (not secure), single overwrite, DoD wipe (US Department of Defense 5220.22-compliant wiping), and Gutmann's method (35-pass).

Note: Multiple wipe actions are progressively slower. All but the most security-minded users should only need single overwrite.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR.
  3. Launch DPWIPER.exe.
What's new?
  • More secure wipe added.
  • Some improvements.
  • Optional progress bar.
Latest comments
morg on 2009-02-24 15:16

"did you" even :)

Midas on 2013-11-14 10:22

DPWipe screenshot is outdated... (http://www.paehl.de/pro/DPWIPER.jpg)

Wolfghost on 2013-11-14 13:39

@Midas
Updated :)

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Mareew Free Eraser v1.1.3

webfork on 19 Apr 2014

Mareew Free Eraser wipes the content of the files and metadata, making private data and sensitive information completely unrecoverable.

File systems supported: NTFS 4 and 5, FAT16, FAT32, and VFAT file systems.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware. Site claims to be GPL'd but source is not present.
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the files located in $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch Mareew Free Eraser.exe

Square Privacy Cleaner v1.2.1.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Square Privacy Cleaner is a fast, powerful, and easy to use privacy protection tool, able to remove all the unwanted history data on your computer.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SPCleaner.exe.
What's new?
  • Added support for cleaning of more Mozilla Firefox traces
  • Added support for cleaning traces of Azureus, TeamViewer, Pidgin, XChat, Google Toolbar
  • Optimized cleaning of traces of Microsoft Office Suite, RealPlayer, FlashPlayer and Java
  • Optimized cleaning of traces of Recent Files for Windows 7 OS
  • Added support for cleaning traces of Feeds Cache, WER and Cryptnet Url Cache
  • Added support for cleaning traces of Silverlight Cache
  • Added support for cleaning traces of Lunascape, Pale Moon, QtWeb, Comodo Dragon, ChromePlus
  • Added "Beep when cleaning of traces has finished" in Settings
  • Added "Beep when scanning for traces has finished" in Settings
  • Added "Scan for Thumbs.db files (slow)" in Settings
  • Added support for cleaning traves of Internet Explorer DOM Store, IETldCache, Google Earth Cache
  • Added bold font in "Analyze" btn
  • Added new mainmenu "Empty" -> DNS Cache
  • Added new mainmenu "Empty" -> Clipboard Cache
  • Added new mainmenu "Empty" -> Recycle Bin
  • Minor optimizations
Latest comments
Jimmy Neutron on 2010-10-31 14:24

If you close this program using the usual Windows red "X" in the top right corner, it will leave SPCleaner.exe running in Task Manager (and an inactive icon in system tray). Instead, you MUST pull down the file menu and choose exit to actually shut this program down. That's pretty rude going against Windows conventions.

joe on 2011-01-08 12:16

This app deleted everything an a mounted TrueCrypt volume.

Mike.S.G. on 2011-04-04 13:13

@Gary, Jimmy Neutron & joe

I hope you reported these issues to the dev? It can't be fixed that which is unknown :)

... http://www.novirusthanks.org/contacts/
... http://www.novirusthanks.org/support/

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Flush Flash v1.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Flush Flash is a simple way to remove all Flash cookies and improve your privacy. More advertisers are using Flash cookies in wake of more users removing those normally on the browser. A much faster and easier way versus Adobe's own Settings Manager.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download flushflash.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
juvera on 2012-05-28 04:28

Removing Flash cookies is not enough.
What about the HTML5 varieties, the Silverlight, the ETAgs, etc?
http://samy.pl/evercookie/

Midas on 2012-05-28 13:24

Nice find juvera. That Evercookie site seemed bent on making itself it own proof of concept -- as I have flash execution blocked, it tried (unsuccessfuly, alas) to spawn a new flash object every few seconds... (See http://minus.com/l5ecx3WJdYUWs)

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